La Pereda, s/n 33509 Llanes − Spain
JP Moser stayed here!
A hotel to stay… and relish it slowly
El Habana hotel is located 3 km. from Llanes, at La Pereda, a small village nestled in a very peaceful and scenic area at the foothills of the Cuera Range.
El Habana is a charming small hotel of twelve rooms, cosy and friendly. A peaceful oasis close to bustling Llanes. With a garden of 17.000m2, surrounded by unspoiled nature, our aim is to provide a quiet place, where visitors can enjoy ample spaces besides their own room: to have a drink, to enjoy your meals at the restaurant and a swimming pool for the sunny days. You don’t have to take the car if you don’t want to…
Located three kilometres from Llanes, a former whale fishing village and now a bustling summer destination, El Habana is nestled in a very scenic spot, with the foothills of the Cuera Mountains forming a beautiful backdrop. El Habana is a good base from which to explore the Picos de Europa range or simply stroll along the superb waterfront of the Cantabric Coast, with beaches of white sand and impressive cliffs. As a typical Asturias house, the building has spacious and luminous rooms with windows opening to the garden, the surrounding fields, and the Cuera Mountains. With a total extension of 17,000 square meters, the garden at El Habana has been planted with palms, shadow trees and flowering shrubs, so that you can take a long pleasant walk without even leaving the hotel's grounds. There are nine charming and comfortable double rooms and one suite (with living room and chimney). All of them are different. Two of the rooms have a pleasant little terrace open to the garden. The ground floor rooms are easily accessible for disabled guests. It is an enjoyable place to read a novel by the open fire, have a drink while chatting with friends or just relax with the views. The atmosphere is cosy and friendly, decorated with furniture collected from travels and family heritage as well as an interesting Art Decó collection. Its decoration is based on 30’s and art decó furniture, travel mementos and old colonial items from Delhi which are continuously renewed: El Habana is a shop where everything is on sale and the hotel itself is the windowshop.
Our tandem was formed in 1994 when Sirio Sáinz, a business man, rallies organizer and eleven times participant at the Paris Dakar Rally and María Eugenia Caumel, economist, government official, plant and garden lover, both passionate about travel and adventure, decided to open a small charming hotel and restaurant in an empty land that we dreamed to transform into a “historical garden”.
In 1994, wandering by road out of the beaten track, we found the place, a property on sale, of 17.000 m2. in which we could have a garden and a perfect place to start our small business. We fell immediately in love with La Pereda. A precious stretch of land only 3 km. from the sea, where the impressive profile of the Cuera Range dominates the landscape and moulds the personality of the people. In 1997 El Habana was born as a result of our passion for travelling colonial towns. Those colours, that ambience, that spirit is what we would like to share with you.
In 1994 the merger of two estates, la Huertona to the north and el Molino de Hano, to the south, brought about a state of 17.000 m2, which was the starting point of El Habana present garden. The garden design follows a natural pattern that uses the contours of the land and the bends of the Pedroso river a small vivid course of water that traverses the state, to melt into the surrounding landscape.
In the planting special attention has been paid to create eye-catching points of interest at different times of the year. in Winter we look at the structural forms of the perennials that appear among nude trees. In late Winter the aim are the naturalized bulbs spread here and there, and the early flowering of shrubs. In Spring and Summer, we like the patches of colour coming from trees and flowering trees and shrubs. Finally, in Autumn, we love the yellow, red and bronze tinges of the leaves of maples, quercus, cornus and sumacs.
We have chosen and planted those species that we think perfect to achieve that goal considering each plant characteristics regarding their requirements and preferences on position, light, water and temperature, and capability of interacting with neighbour plants.
Among the local trees you can see, horse chestnut, chestnut, walnut, lime, beech, London plane, hazel, different oaks, birch, alder, etc.
These are complemented by trees interesting for their autumn colours and different shapes coming from North America: ash, maples, oaks, liquidambar and magnolias. Especially remarkable are the palms, ferns, maples and acid loving plants collections.
El Habana Llanes has twelve double rooms, with their own special features: double or twin beds, rooms that can be linked together to form a unit, with their own terrace with access to the garden…
Spectacular views to the garden and mountains. At least 50m2. The most romantic has its own chimney and wide galleries. One of them is a two floors cottage.
They have spectacular views to the garden and Cuera Mountains or a pleasant little terrace, with direct access to the garden. Those are ideal if you are taking your dog with you.
Charming and confortables rooms with different sizes. Usually they have a single queen size bed. Two of them are connected to a special room making an independent unit.
All the rooms have WIFI, satellite TV, safe box, full bathroom, hair drier and amenities.
A venue to celebrate: plan your celebration or your business meetings with us
Plan to rent the hotel for one or two days and you can use our premises on a daily basis with no time limit. Enjoy the freedom and independence of a country house and the facilities of our hotel.
We organise very special and unforgettable weddings in the garden. The gazebo at the far end of the state, with a wonderful garden backdrop, is the perfect venue for civil celebrations. The two Rajasthani tents installed in the garden create a magical atmosphere.
We have a meeting room for fourteen people with independent space for the coffee break. We can organize a full pack for one, two or three days including lodging, lunch, dinner and side activities (quads, kayaking, paintball, etc.), visits and transportation from and to the airport.
El Habana is happy to organize family or friends celebrations and small gatherings in a relaxed atmosphere. We have versatile and flexible menus and different serving styles, formal, casual or buffet style with side tables for the guests that we can prepare with our own catering. We can also arrange external catering.
A walk of the old city allows you to discover the medieval wall and the tower among the best preserved of Asturias…The city’s history has left its mark as well in a very balanced architecture. Popular a long the river, sophisticated in the palaces of the local noblemen and in the legacy of those emigrants that left for America and eventually returned rich: the Indianos Casonas. To the Indianos we owe as well many schools, fountains, open sinks and traditional bowling places in the surrounding villages.
For the visitor is a must to stroll around old quarters, to stop for a “sidrina” (cider) in any sidreria that would wink at you, to follow the riverside until the port to discover the Asturian history painted by Ibarrola in “Los Cubos de la memoria” and to walk up to “Paseo San Pedro” along the cliffs to admire both the beauty of the cost and the closeness of the mighty Cuera. No wonder why LLanes has been chosen as a backdrop for the filming of so many films.
Beaches of white fine sand that roll over in a virgin environment with well-known names: Andrín, Ballota, Toró, Poo de Llanes, Torimbia y Cuevas del Mar… A coast with unique phenomena as beaches not open to the sea (Cobijeru y Gulpiyuri) or blow holes (bufones) that breath when the sea is infuriated expelling foam and water into the air. A sea to explore in multiple ways: diving the clear waters to discover a world rich in algae of different colors, kayaking the many entrances and caves of the cliffs.
There are three possibilities of approaching the Picos de Europa National Park by car. The first, by the west massif from Cangas de Onis. This is a very popular and often crowded route that leads you to Covadonga and Enol and Ercina lakes area.
The second route, by the central massif departes from Arenas de Cabrales. From here you can either visit Poncebos, Camarmeña and trek the Cares Gorge trail or follow to Sotres, to the base of Naranjo de Bulnes.
The third route, by the east massif in Cantabria starts in Potes, and Espinama, where you can take the Fuente Dé cable car. There are several well known trekking routes to Peña Vieja, Horcados Rojos and El Tesorero.
Our offer is a menu full of Spanish taste. Our cuisine is based on adjourned traditional recipes prepared with first quality ingredients and an exotic touch. Breakfast, evening teas, lunch and dinner a la carte and an “after hours menu“ with “tapas” and warm dishes (from 12:00 to 24:00) for those used to different meal times. A special selection of Spanish wines from different areas that you can enlarge by bringing your own bottle. We have kids and babies special menus.
A la carte and from the buffet: fresh orange juice made on the spot, fresh fruits, Asturian cheeses, ham, red sausages, eggs to taste, “tortilla de patatas”, banana and orange sponge cakes, crepes, cornflakes, different types of bread (9:00 – 11:00).
After a garden stroll try our delicious teas, coffees and chocolate taken with traditional Spanish sweet snacks or have your favourite drink, wine or beer (17:00 – 20:00).
A la carte restaurant
Meals at the garden and dinners in a romantic setting: “Spanish tapas”, choice of salads, vegetarian dishes, pasta, “paella”, grilled seafood and steaks from Asturian cows. Fabulous homemade desserts (14:00 – 15:30 and 21:00 – 22:30).
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The hotel is located at La Pereda, 3kms from Llanes, at the Asturias east. 100 km from Oviedo and Santander. 200 km from Bilbao. 460 km from Madrid.
43º 23' 54.26'' N; 04º 46' 09.36'' W.
Autovía A8 (Santander-Oviedo): Take the exit to Llanes (km 294) and at the roundabout follow the road LLN-6 to Parres and La Pereda. You will find the hotel indications after 1,5 km.
RENFE to Gijón, Oviedo, Santander or Torrelavega.
FEVE to Llanes from Oviedo, Gijón, or Santander.
ALSA to Llanes from Oviedo, Santander, Bilbao, Irún or Madrid.